Analyzing the Detroit Lions Current Depth Chart

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Outside Linebacker

Nov 9, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions outside linebacker DeAndre Levy (54) before the game against the Miami Dolphins at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

DeAndre Levy

Get off that plane!! I want to quickly touch base on something that annoys me when it comes to Levy. TO all the announcers and media out there. It’s LEV-ee not Lee-vee. Please stop doing this or I will write a stern letter to each of your mothers. What can you say about Levy? This guy is one of the best linebackers in the league. He’s obviously one of the most underrated and non respected linebacker too. The NFL should know his name after yet another great season.

Kyle Van Noy

Will Van Noy be the guy that fans think he could be? He’s already a step behind after missing most of his rookie year and not seeing much playing time once he actually did. The truth will come out in camp and preseason. The Lions will find out if Van Noy is destined to rotate in and out or if he is the legit starting option they thought he was when they traded up to get him last year.

Josh Bynes

I’ve said it a million times. Josh Bynes is the quiet offseason move that fans will be happy about next season. Bynes can play outside and inside linebacker which makes him solid depth at a position that has a lot of depth as we speak.

Brandon Copeland

The newest linebacker to join the Lions comes to the Lions after impressing at the NFL Veteran Combine. It’s hard to say anything about a guy that has never registered a single tackle in the NFL. He will either be a camp body or a George Johnson special. We shall see.

Julian Stanford

Believe it or not, Stanford is still on the roster. In the two years since the Lions acquired him after a stint in Jacksonville, Stanford has recorded 5 tackles. My guess is, Stanford won’t be around much longer.